Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia Street London WC1X 9JD

Sprayed

John Chamberlain, Anteambulo Quincunx, 1992

The mixing of contemporary and older works allows for formal cues to take precedent over historical context. These juxtapositions allow for new comparisons to be made. What do Warhol and Latham hold in common? What does Kapoor’s piece suggest about the current status of the medium? Review by Katherine Jackson

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Jerwood Visual Arts, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1 0LN

Jerwood Makers Open

Installation view

Fiona Haggerty explores the potential of artists and makers working within the realms of what has traditionally been termed the applied arts to challenge and redefine this area.

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L21, San Martí, 1 Palma de Mallorca 07012, Spain

A Room with a View

A Room with a View, Installation View

Despite its literary counterparts, the title of this exhibition is taken from a Madrid band called A Room with a View (1990-2000). In the same way the group began to distance itself from the premises of hardcore music to explore less related sound modules, these featured artists use photography to rehearse other connected discourses with a language – visual – in continuous transformation.

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fiebach minninger, Venloer Str. 26 50672, Cologne, Germany

TRANSITION

TRANSITION, Installation View

The exhibition ‘TRANSITION’ deals with delineating the terms figuration and abstraction that still function as opposing binaries.

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British Pavilion, Viale Giardini Pubblici, 30122 Venezia, Italy

Sarah Lucas: I SCREAM DADDIO

Sarah Lucas, I SCREAM DADDIO, Installation View, British Pavilion 2015

The heavily political and theoretical tone of this year’s Biennale makes Lucas’ work seem even brasher and somehow at odds with the other, sometimes earnest and frequently socially engaged, works on display. Review by Will Gresson

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Romanian Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale, Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venice

Adrian Ghenie: Darwin’s Room

Adrian Ghenie, Darwin's Room, installation view, 2015

In his solo exhibition ‘Darwin's Room’ presented at Venice, Ghenie intriguingly takes the mode of inhabiting historical characters in order to reflect upon the difficult and often traumatic underpinnings of local histories. Review by Giuseppe Marasco

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Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, NY 10065

Philippe Parreno: H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS

Installation view of H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS at Park Avenue Armory, by Philippe Parreno

This being a trademark Philippe Parreno production, visitors are constantly compelled to experience the physicality of the exhibition and its components, and to cognitively soak in its sounds and images. Review by Arthur Bravo

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The Sunday Painter, 1st Floor, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL

The Spirit of the Staircase

Installation view

The exhibition title derives from a French term conjured up by eighteenth-century art critic Denis Diderot to describe the occasion when a person is left speechless upon hearing something, and only later thinks of a response. Review by Sam Johnson

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Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET

Yto Barrada: Faux Guide

 Installation view, Pace London

Pulling across the contemporary oscillation between curator and artist, Faux Guide amalgamates a mass of objects, many of which are simulations of a history fabricated in recent years. Review by Laura Davidson

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Frith Street Gallery, Soho Square, 60 Frith Street, London W1D 3JJ

Fiona Tan: Ghost Dwellings

Ghost Dwelling I, Installation View, HD video, colour, silent, room installation, Edition of 4

The detailed construction of a fictive domestic space within which to show three videos suggests a recently abandoned interior, one whose occupant might return at any moment. Fiona Tan's exhibition is reviewed by David Price.

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Pace, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ET

Signal Failure

Signal Failure, Installation View

Drawing inspiration from Agnes Martin’s oeuvre, 'Signal Failure' looks to emerging artists whose work resists the fast-pace of mass media culture and the ever-expanding proliferation of digital imagery.

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The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF

Phyllida Barlow: set

Phyllida Barlow, untitled: blockade, 2015, Installation view: set, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2015

Barlow’s sculptures coalesce as performative actions realised in material form: prop and propped, balancing and collapsing, folded for unfolding, solid for dropping. Review by Alexander Hetherington

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

Jenny Holzer: Softer Targets

Softer Targets, Installation View, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2015

‘Softer Targets’ is a major solo exhibition by Jenny Holzer, featuring new work and a selection of significant pieces drawn from over three decades of the artist’s career.

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OSR Projects, Old School Room, Church Street West, Coker, Somerset BA22 9BD

Weather Station (Part I)

Simon Lee Dicker - The Weather Station, 2015

There are scratches on the surface of the world. These manifested in the titular ‘Weather Station’: a semi-transparent, spherical ‘zorb’ recently anchored by ropes to a makeshift platform outside OSR Projects. Review by Rowan Lear

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